When LeSean McCoy was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills, the running back almost immediately went on a mission to take down Eagles coach Chip Kelly.
McCoy even called Kelly out for parting ways with “all the good black players,” insinuating that the coach was racist before adding that he had “no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him.” And former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga wrote in his latest Football By Football column that McCoy is a perfect example of how not to handle being traded in the NFL.
“Calling somebody a racist is about as negative of a thing you can say about someone,” Poppinga wrote. “Clearly LeSean is miffed by the fact he was traded. It’s understandable McCoy is upset that he was traded from a place he called home. He believes he’s the best back in the NFL. Watching Philly trade and then replace him with DeMarco Murray for virtually the same size contract that he now has in Buffalo is something that’s bound to hurt.
“Players in the NFL almost always experience rejection at some point in some shape or form. But making a public claim about race when one African-American running back is replaced by another African-American running back is a different story.”
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